We are excited to tell you that b.box will be available in your local Toys R Us store from the beginning of August. We received the news just after finding out we were a finalist in the 2011 Victorian Telstra Business Awards - so you can imagine the celebrations at b.box HQ. The Gala Dinner for the awards was held on Friday night and while we didn't win, we were so honoured to be in such inspirational company. It never ceases to amaze us how entreprenurial Australian's are - in our category of micro business alone you had Little Innoscents creating organic skin care for babies, Priorities Flexible Employment Services, helping women get back into the workforce, Vern's Pet Resort, where your pampered pouch can enjoy 5 star ceder cabin accomodation, complete with a human bed and flat screen TV - no I'm not kidding - and of course the winners, The Wall Sticker Company - started by two nurses who saw a gap and seized the opportunity. And then one of the most inpsirational business we've heard of in a long while - MAD Woman - a company putting an innovative spin on singles dating - matching making in soup kitchens - well that's probably an oversimplification, but Melina makes a difference to the community by hosting functions in charitiable enviornments for singles and onw corporates looking to engage in socially responisble team building. So you can see what I mean.
But for us it was a great opportunity to stop and reflect on what we've achieved and we want to thank everyone for their support both in their lovely Facebook messages over the weekend and also in helping us create a vibrant, dynamic and successful business. We still get a buzz when we see a mum or dad out and about with one of our products and love to receive your feedback on our range.
Where to from here? Well it's into trade fair mode we go - with the Home and Giving and Kids in Style events in Melbourne next month and then onto Germany and the US for two of the largest baby and children's trade fairs globally.